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Harlem School Board Vacancy

December 17, 2019


The Regional Office of Education is now taking applications to fill the current Harlem School Board of Education vacancy.  In November, Melissa Wenger resigned from her position leaving a vacancy on the Board. District residents who are interested in applying should submit a letter of interest, qualities as to why they would be a candidate to consider, and their current resume with contact information to Scott Bloomquist, regional superintendent, at  The term for this seat expires in April of 2021.

Applications are due no later than 4:00 pm on December 27th.  The top 3 candidates will be interviewed on January 6th by individuals from the Regional Office of Education.  A decision will be made by January 10th and reported to the President of the Harlem Board of Education, Larry Barger, and Superintendent Dr. Julie Morris.  


Policy 2:40 Board Member Qualifications

A School Board member must be, on the date of election or appointment, a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, a resident of Illinois and the District for at least one year immediately preceding the election, and a registered voter.

Reasons making an individual ineligible for Board membership include holding an incompatible office and certain types of State or federal employment.  A child sex offender, as defined in State law, is ineligible for School Board membership.